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Jul 21, 2021 08:00am

How is Controlling Your Future Going?

God wants you to focus on today rather than micro-managing your future.

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Jul 15, 2021 08:00am

We Are No Longer Bystanders

God invites us to share in the responsibility of shining the light of his glory.

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Jun 28, 2021 14:00pm

Jump in and Truly Trust

There aren’t many trustworthy things in the world, but God sent his Son to be one of them.

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Jun 23, 2021 08:00am

Self Care Begins With Friend Care

How do we make the most of the friendships God has so generously given us?

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Jun 17, 2021 08:00am

Jesus Said Go and Disciple

Believers are called to be faithful to give to others what has been invested in us.

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Jun 10, 2021 08:00am

Most Important Question of Your Life

There’s nothing a human can do to enter heaven. It’s just a gift you willingly accept.

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Jun 02, 2021 08:00am

Is it Time to Hit the Recharge Button?

Larry Barker
healthy church podcast

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Jun 01, 2021 08:00am

If You’re a Christian, You’re a Missionary

Leaving, embracing and invading is exactly what Jesus did, and we should do as well.

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Apr 23, 2021 08:00am

7 Steps to Determine Your Church’s Vision – Part Two

A vision statement should reflect your current ministries and the ministries you intend to implement.

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Apr 22, 2021 08:00am

7 Steps to Determine Your Church’s Vision-Part One

God has a specific plan for a specific church in a specific place at a specific time.

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Mar 29, 2021 08:00am

The Cost of Making Disciples

Disciple making is a commitment to open up your life to another person.

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Feb 09, 2021 08:00am

9 Reasons You Should Read the Bible RIGHT NOW

The devil hates the Bible and those who quote it, so defeat him by studying it.

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Feb 04, 2021 08:00am

Great Commission Discipleship In Action

When we are obedient to pour into the lives of others, we are Jesus in the flesh.

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Feb 01, 2021 08:00am

10 Things We Want Our Children to Know

Biblical parenting means ensuring that our children become image-barers of Christ.

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Jan 28, 2021 08:00am

Who is the GOAT according to Jesus?

Achieving earthly greatness is meaningless according to the greatest in heaven.

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Jan 17, 2021 08:00am

3 Steps to Make the Greatest Impact

There’s a better way to teach the next generation to bring about change.

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Jan 12, 2021 08:00am

Being Redeemed and Choosing Life

The Greatest Love Story of all time is beautifully portrayed in the Bible through Rulth.

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Dec 21, 2020 08:00am

Telling the Story of Jesus Through Service – Part Four

When God changes your life, the desire to love and serve others will be automatic.

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Dec 14, 2020 08:00am

What is the Story We Should be Telling? Part Three

As we tell our changed-life stories, do we focus on what we did or what Jesus did?

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Dec 07, 2020 08:00am

Are We Telling His Story Through Our Actions? Part Two

Do our actions point others to who Jesus is and his power to save?

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Dec 04, 2020 08:00am

3 Ways to Add Purpose to Everyday Life

A purposeful life requires investing in people’s lives, pointing them to the Light of the World.

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Nov 30, 2020 08:00am

Do You Love to Tell the Story? Part One

Do your words point to Jesus or do they carelessly divide the body of Christ?

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Oct 30, 2020 08:00am

Being a Homemaker is Not Repressive

Whether a woman works inside or outside the home she carries a load she doesn’t often get credit for.

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Oct 28, 2020 08:00am

What is Your Church’s Disciple Making DNA?

A healthy church should be obedient to what God has clearly commanded: making disciples

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Oct 23, 2020 08:00am

From Nicaragua to Cuba and Discovering Truth

Throughout their ministry the Gaitans have seen how God plants seeds in people’s hearts.

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Sep 29, 2020 08:00am

Being Certain and Being Right Are Two Different Things

My objective that day was to get to the hospital in downtown Chicago before the surgery to have prayer with […]

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Sep 07, 2020 08:00am

This is How a Church Should Actually Function

We are commanded by Christ to “make disciples,” but somewhere along the way, making disciples became counting converts to some.   […]

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Sep 05, 2020 08:00am

Loving, Leading and Learning From Your Family is the Greatest Gift You Could Give Them

Don’t Hide Kids love to run around, scream, and laugh. Hide and seek is the go-to game at the moment […]

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Aug 30, 2020 08:00am

In a Social Justice World What is the Real Mission?

So what is the mission of God in a social justice world and what can we take from God’s Word? […]

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Aug 15, 2020 08:00am

Parents’ Guide to Biblical Wisdom

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Aug 09, 2020 08:00am

Is Truth Based on Whatever You Feel?

Pilate asked Jesus in John 18:38, “What is truth?”  And two thousand years later, we’re still asking . . . In […]

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Aug 08, 2020 08:00am

A Parent’s Guide to Biblical Wisdom: Part Eight

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Aug 04, 2020 08:00am

Not a Suggestion But a Command: Multiply

When churches become healthy, thriving, and begin to live “sent” they accept the mission God has given them.   They realize […]

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Aug 02, 2020 08:00am

What Will You Leave Behind As You Finish the Race?

How you live your life is very important, but how you finish is even more important. Many enter the race, […]

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Jul 29, 2020 08:00am

What Does the Bible Really Offer Me?

Ever heard of the acronym SOAP? Or heard people say, “I SOAPed this morning”? Well, SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, […]

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Jul 28, 2020 08:00am

The Only Time Submission Means Peace, Joy and Hope

In the first century, fishing was a lucrative business that provided substantial assets for many families, pushing them just above […]

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Jul 25, 2020 08:00am

A Parent’s Guide to Biblical Wisdom: Chapter Six

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Jul 23, 2020 14:00pm

Don’t do as I do, do as I tell you to do

Follow Christ and be the godly example your friends, family and co-workers need!

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Jul 18, 2020 08:00am

A Parent’s Guide to Biblical Wisdom: Chapter Five

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Jul 04, 2020 08:00am

A Parent’s Guide to Biblical Wisdom: Chapter Three

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Jul 02, 2020 14:00pm

Set Apart

Our lives should look like what Scripture defines as a follower of Christ and not to be resembling the world.

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Jun 20, 2020 08:00am

A Parent’s Guide to Biblical Wisdom: Chapter One

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Jun 18, 2020 14:00pm

Becoming a Sacrifice

If you have accepted Him as your Savior, you have a duty to be holy, to be set apart from the rest of this world for His glory.

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Jun 16, 2020 14:00pm

Believe

God’s love for you is never ending.

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Jun 15, 2020 08:00am

You Can Serve and Help Heal Your Faith Family

This message is for you if you are a discouraged, unsure or insecure follower of Jesus Christ. Yes, I realize we […]

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Jun 08, 2020 08:00am

Christian Parenting-Part Three: The Way a Child Should Go

We have been unpacking the spiritual truth found in the most well-known verse in the Bible on child training: “Train […]

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Jun 02, 2020 08:00am

Ravi Zacharias, I Was a Life That Was Changed

I don’t think I would have been able to tell you who Ravi Zacharias was before Passion 2016, a college […]

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Jun 01, 2020 08:00am

Christian Parenting-Part Two: “Train up a Child”

This is the second of a three-part parenting series. Part One is at https://lifeword.org/blog/christian-parenting-part-one-laying-the-foundation/ The goal of parenting is to […]

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May 25, 2020 08:00am

Christian Parenting Part One: Laying the Foundation

Parenting. Now, that’s an emotionally charged word! It is no exaggeration to say that parenting can bring the highest highs […]

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May 16, 2020 08:00am

7 Definitions of a Friend

When the First World War ended, the King and Queen of Belgium wanted to honor President Hoover for the aid […]

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